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Celebrating Smart Girls

"Change the world by being yourself" — that's the motto of Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler's new website, Smart Girls at the Party. The actress, along with two other women — Meredith Walker and Amy Miles — produce short videos where they interview girls interested in STEM about their interests and projects. Take, for example, this video of Poehler with Rachel, a young girl who builds robots for fun. The Bad Astronomy blog calls it "supportive and funny, snarky and warm," and an important way to encourage young women interested in science, even as the scientific world works to resolve gender disparity. http://www.genomeweb.com//node/945783?hq_e=el&hq_m=771691&hq_l=2&hq_v=7a24586d4c

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